Starting IVF in Oct?

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Registered: 04-23-2008
Starting IVF in Oct?
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:34pm

Hi Ladies,

Well, the time has come...I'm excited and scared, but ready to be a mom more than anything. I'm probably a little early, but wanted to see if there were any potential cycle buddies out there yet. We are getting ready for IVF #1, I will be starting birth control pills later in Sept., probably doing ER at the end of Oct/beginning of Nov. In the meantime, I'm trying to lose a little weight, getting some exercise, and will hopefully be starting acupuncture soon. Here's hoping that IVF does the trick!



Me (36), DH (40) - ttc#1 since 02/08

Seeing RE since 11/08, dx with "unexplained infertility."

2 failed cycles of clomid (12/08, 1/09)

02/09: IUI + femara = BFN

03/09: Femara + IUI on 3/22 + prometrium = BFN

04/09: Femara + IUI (week of 4/21) + prometrium = BFN

05/09: Femara + IUI (u/s and b/w on 5/22) = BFN

6/09: Follistim + HCG + Double IUIs + HCG booster= BFN

7/09: Cycle au naturale  + IUI (7/23) = BFN

8/09: Cycle au naturale; meeting with new RE on 8/19

9/09: Still on break

10/09: Follistim + Ovidrel + IUI; BFP on 11/9/09;  (beta 1-12dpIUI: 37; 14dpIUI: 79; 16dpIUI: 183); First U/S, 11/22 shows 1 gestational sac; 2nd u/s, 6w5days, fetal pole is small, no h/b; 3rd u/s on 12/9, no fetal pole, diagnosed blighted ovum; d &c on 12/18.

1/10: RE appt on 1/6, on break

2/10: break

3/10: break

4/10: planned to do IUI with follistim, cycle cancelled (4 follicles); changed REs

5/10: waiting for AF, decisions about testing and IUI vs. IVF

6/10: hysteroscopy on 6/4, all clear! IUI + Follistim and Ovidrel


Me (36), DH (41) - ttc#1 since 02/08

Seeing RE since 11/08, dx with "unexplained infertility."

2 failed cycles of clomid (12/08, 1/09)


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Registered: 02-20-2009
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 10:40am
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Registered: 09-09-2010
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 11:44am

Hi, Beth!!

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Fri, 09-17-2010 - 6:38pm

Hi Shannon

thanks for your support.

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Registered: 09-19-2010
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 8:16pm

hello everyone!

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Registered: 09-23-2008
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 8:46pm

Looks like there's a pretty big group of us planning on October IVF's, yay! In 2009 when I cycled, it made such a difference to have a group of women going through the same thing at the same time here. I was here posting questions like a maniac, and getting wonderful calm responses from the ladies here. <3

I actually got a call from my RE this week about my thyroid bloodwork - it seems like my immune system is starting to turn against my thyroid, and now I need to be checked for NK cells to make sure I don't have antibodies that might attack an embryo. Ugh! Thursday I go for that test, as well as a mock embryo transfer and fluid ultrasound to check on my uterus shape/size since my son was born. Then Lupron begins October 6!

How is everyone else doing? Hope those that are already on meds are not feeling too bloated or hormonal! Sending tons of baby dust and positive thoughts to you all!!


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Registered: 04-21-2008
Sun, 09-19-2010 - 9:02pm

I am just getting ready to start my first round of IVF.

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Registered: 06-05-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 12:36pm
Thanks for the info!

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.

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Registered: 09-20-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 2:06pm
I am doing my first cycle starting in October probably around the 11th. Goodluck to everyone!
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-19-2010
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:40pm

Hi Shannon,

I also have this terrible phobia of needles.

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Registered: 01-08-2007
Mon, 09-20-2010 - 10:02pm


This is my first "real" post on this board. I have been a lurker, but am finally going to start my first IVF cycle. We have been TTC #2 since January '09. We had no problem conceiving our daughter, so it's been a lot of learning over the past (almost) two years. So, it's mainly just "secondary infertility." They have not found any issues with me, but have found that my husband has low sperm count


TTC #2 since January '09
Jan '10: IUI #1 w/ Clomid, Ovidrel